Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

Jun 23, 2017, 03:59
Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

"To my disappointment, the reaction to a critical infrastructure designation, at least from those who spoke up, ranged from neutral to negative", Johnson said during a hearing Wednesday with the Senate Intelligence Committee. "Yes, absolutely they've conducted influence operations in the past, what made this different in many regards is of course the degree and what you can do through electronic systems today", Priestap said. When Donald Trump doesn't want to face reality, he calls facts conspiracies or hoaxes.

FESSLER: But with democracy under attack, lawmakers said they were frustrated by the lack of information. I would raise awareness among state election officials as well as, you know, public in general, employees of state governments, raise awareness about the evils and the hazards of spear phishing. The top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee, Rep.

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have confirmed reports that Russian attempts to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election also involved cyber-attacks against election infrastructure, but not vote tallying systems.

"In 2016 the Russian government, at the direction of [President] Vladimir Putin himself, orchestrated cyberattacks on our nation for the goal of influencing our election - plain and simple", Johnson said.

"We did not have any attempts to access our system", said Bryan Dean, spokesman for the Oklahoma State Election Board.

Priestap added that Russian Federation has been conducting campaigns regarding U.S. elections "for years" but that the Kremlin has now stepped up its game.

June 15, 2016: Trump campaign says DNC hacked itself.

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Johnson said that he first became aware of intrusions into DNC systems sometime previous year, several months after the Federal Bureau of Investigation had learned of the breach.

"The FBI and the DNC had been in contact with each other months before about the intrusion", said Johnson, adding later, "the DNC did not feel it needed DHS's assistance at that time". One last shot at me.

"To my disappointment, not to my knowledge, sir", he answered. That would mean election officials would get, on a priority basis, cybersecurity help. "It has been a very good backup for us".

Still, the president has been dogged by a public perception that he has tried to impede the investigations - an impression fueled by his controversial dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, who this month testified before a Senate panel about his interactions with Trump.

Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of homeland security, says his concerns about a cyberattack against USA election systems grew during the summer of 2016.

Meanwhile, Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues to investigate if any laws were broken relating to the hacking attacks last fall.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., also said he hoped the Intelligence Committee could reveal as much as possible because of how corrosive Russia's influence efforts have already proven.

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September 8, 2016: On Russian TV, Trump "dismissed claims Russia hacked the DNC".

Elsewhere Thursday, CNN reported, citing multiple sources, that National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told special counsel Robert Mueller's team and Senate investigators in separate meetings last week that Trump suggested they should announce that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation. Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME also noted that no secretary of state has yet been given a security clearance to get classified information from the federal government.

Federal and state officials insist that no votes were changed by Russian cyberattacks in 2016, but Halderman said that would remain a real possibility unless the nation took a series of steps to update its security. This despite the unanimous agreement of our intelligence services.

But hackers successfully exploited a "small number" of networks, Liles said, likening the act to making it through a home's front door.

And even states that use voting machines with paper trails don't make full use of them.

He noted that give the decentralization of the system, the audits and testing by local election officials, the media attention and the scrutiny of anything that looks amiss, it would be very hard to do something without it being detected. The emails embarrassed Clinton in the weeks before the November election, showing behind-the-scenes efforts by Democratic officials to help her win the party's presidential nomination.

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